Tour Scotland Video Diesel Passenger Trains Crossing Tay Railway Bridge



Tour Scotland video of diesel passenger trains crossing the Tay Railway Bridge over the Firth of Tay from and to Dundee to Wormit in Fife, Scotland. The present structure is the second one this site. From about 1854, there had been plans for a Tay crossing, to replace an early train ferry. The first bridge, opened in 1878, was a single track lattice design, notable for lightness and low cost. Its sudden collapse in a high wind on 28 December 1879 was one of the great engineering disasters of history. Seventy five passengers and crew died,The second bridge is a double track construction of iron and steel, opened in 1887 and still in service.

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